Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mental Note

2 Modes/styles of communication: Deductive & Inductive. So which one is the best?

Both of them. It really depends on timing.

For business communication, deductive is preferred (especially in emails!). Being deductive is when you go straight to the point, elaborating only if you need to. It is very economical. 

How do you know if you are deductive? Before communicating, ask yourself, "what do i want the other person to know?". When you are on the receiving end, ask yourself,"What does the other person really want to know?"

For arts, writing novels, inductive is preferred because you get to be more descriptive. You can go to the moons and the stars across 9 planets before you come back to your point. Although bear in mind, we live in a society where Attention Deficit is a norm. So beware.

It is important to take note that each one of us have a default mode. So it is definitely going to take some time to practice and habitualize the other mode that we are not used to.

So good luck.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Playground Productions' New corporate Logo

Courtesy of Omar Ali. Copyright 2012

TimeOut KL

Time Out KL's critic choice. Apa lagi, come and check Parah and Disko Baldi out!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Projek Disko Baldi in Love

We have started to go full throttle with Projek Disko Baldi in Love!. Fun times rehearsing with talented people, writing new music and sketches. Don't want to reveal much just yet. Except that for those who have seen the Thunder video, expect to see a Thunder-related surprise. :) 

You will hear more of Projek Disko Baldi after the CNY holidays. Meanwhile, we have uploaded some videos as a start. More videos to come. So subscribe to our Youtube Channel

This time, we are joined by Sherry, a talented young actor who graduated from ASWARA. 

Expect more zaniness and randomness.



Date and Time
Thu - Sun :16th-19th February 2012, 8.30pm
Sat - Sun (Matinee):18th and 19th February 2012, 3.00pm

Venue  : 
PJ Live Arts, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya.

Ticket Prices:
Adults              : Normal Seats (RM35); Premier Seats (RM45)
Students          : Normal Seats (RM 25); Premier Seats (RM 35)

Rating : 18-PL
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes (no intermission)
Language: English and Malay.
Bookings: / 603.7960.0439 /
*Online bookings are not up yet.

Redza Minhat, Iedil Putra, Shamaine Othman, Farah Rani, Megat Sharizal, Tuan Faisal

Guest Starring:
Sherry Abdullah

Melvin Ho

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Projek Disko Baldi in 'LOVE'

Our latest video promo, we have more videos lined up :


How much do you love your favourite popstar? Check out other kinds of love at Projek Disko Baldi in Love, Feb 16th-19th at PJ Live Arts.

Date and Time : 16th-19th February 2012, 8.30pm 18th and 19th February 2012, 3.00pm
Ticket Prices: RM 35 , RM 25 (Students only)
Rating : 18-PL
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes (no intermission)
Language: English and Malay.
Bookings: / 603.7960.0439 /

Redza Minhat
Iedil Putra
Farah Rani
Tuan Faisal
Shamaine Othman
Megat Sharizal

Shot by:
Syed Azahedi (
Directed by:
Megat Sharizal

Monday, January 09, 2012


JNCIA exams at 2 pm in Mid Valley. 65 Multiple Choice Questions. 105 minutes. Should be alright. The nerve wrecking part is to click the finish button, because the system calculates your results straight away. This kind of efficiency, i don't like. Kalau tunggu results, at least sempat balik rumah sembahyang hajat dulu, doa banyak sikit. Ini, just Bismillah sahaja.

Been a while wince i stayed up late to study. After all these years, the best time for me to study is still between 12 - 3 am. Old habits die hard huh.No wonder playground meetings are usually around that time. Heheh.

Description of JNCIA - JUNOS

Designed for experienced networking professionals with beginner-intermediate knowledge of networking, this written exam verifies the candidate's understanding of the Juniper Networks Junos OS, networking fundamentals and basic routing and switching.
JNCIA-Junos exam topics are based on the content of the recommended instructor led training courses, as well as the additional resources.
The JNCIA-Junos certification is valid for two years. Recertification is achieved by passing the JN0-101 exam.
  • Junos OS Fundamentals
  • User Interface Options
  • Junos Configuration Basic
  • Operational Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Routing Fundamentals
  • Routing Policy and Firewall Filters
  • Class of Service
  • Networking Fundamentals

Now it is time to schleeeppp! Wish me luck!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Mucking about in Bangsar

Had a lepak session at Chawan, Bangsar with Aswad who wanted to run through some ideas for shorts to shoot. Then later, we decided to do an adhoc shooting to test out his new camera. No scripts. It was loosely inspired by a character i once played. So here goes.

It was fun. :)

Dance Like Nobody's watching

Looks like fun.

Clock Opera - Once and For All | Lagi sedih dari Ombak Rindu (Orang Kata)

Couldn't find the embed coding, so please click on the link above to be redirected to vimeo. :)

Check this video clip out

Monday, January 02, 2012

Ice-Berg Theory

If a writer of prose knows enough of what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them. The dignity of movement of an ice-berg is due to only one-eighth of it being above water. A writer who omits things because he does not know them only makes hollow places in his writing.
—Ernest Hemingway in Death in the Afternoon[

This is what i thought Songlap was trying to do.

Relationship Status

A film by Khai M. Bahar. Premiering tomorrow.

Chi Ho's Talking Cock

Just added a new link. It is Phoon Chi Ho's blog. A blog to commemorate his old jokes, or jokes that are not that funny.

Check it out.

Mental Note

Kalau kita ingat kat tuhan, tuhan pun ingat kat kita balik. - arwah atuk

*very reflective mode, since it's the new year and all.

New Years 2012

So, new years celebration this year was spent with good friends. 

We had a viewing of Laskar Pelangi & Sang Pemimpi. Figured that we end the year with a good movie, and start a new one with another good movie. Yes, most of us cried, although most won't admit to it!. And to think i have watched both movies more than one.

Haih, one day, i'll produce or star in such movie. you'll see.: ). Challenge Accepted!

In between the viewing, we took a break to enjoy the view from Sandee's apartment. (Thanks Sandee for hosting us!). We could see fireworks all over KL!. It was like a battlefield! A very beautiful sight.

After the movie, we chilled for a while. then we went straight to Bukit Tabur, where we had a 1 hour-ish climb to the top. Waited for the sun to rise. And after enjoying the view, we went down to get some ABC!. But unfortunately, the stall was closed, so we had McDonald's breakfast instead. 

Such a good start for 2012.

Sharon, can;t wait for the photos!

Mental Note

“Yang terpenting, bukanlah seberapa besar mimpi kalian, melainkan seberapa besar upaya kalian mewujudkan mimpi itu” - Andrea Hirata, Sang Pemimpi